Kittson O'Neill

Artistic Director

kittson@shakespeareinclarkpark.org

Kittson O'Neill began her journey with SCP directing a sweeping production of The Winter’s Tale, which featured a chorus of 26 Philadelphia children. She took the helm as Artistic Director in 2016. Other directing credits include: A Knee That Can Bend (Barrymore Nomination - Best Director) for Orbiter 3,  The Three Christs of Manhattan (World Premier, co-directed with Seth Rozin) at InterAct, On The Verge & Uncle Vanya at Hedgerow and We Can All Agree To Pretend This Never Happened for A Play, A Pie and A Pint. She is currently the Artistic Associate at InterAct Theatre Company where she created the Core Writers program. Prior to that she was the Literary Manager for New Jersey Repertory theater where she curated a robust reading series of over 20 plays per year and oversaw numerous world and US premiers. She went on to work as an Associate Artist for Relentless Theater Company in New York and co-created the Jigsaw Nation project, serving as chief researcher and editor for this ambitious piece of theater journalism on a four-city tour. As an actor she has worked on dozens of stages around Philadelphia and beyond including InterAct, The Lantern, Gas and Electric Arts, Act II Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, The Public, People’s Light and Theater Company and Second Stage. Favorite recent roles include The Pilot in Grounded at InterAct, Hannah in Arcadia at The Lantern, and Mr. Doctor in The Body Lautrec with Mary Tuomanen and Aaron Cromie. She has appeared in dozens of commercials, films and television shows, including Outsiders, Those Who Kill (with Chloe Sevigny), Aftermath (with Arnold Schwarzenegger) and the upcoming Untouchable (with Nicole Kidman & Bryan Cranston). She studied with The Shakespeare Lab at The Public, The Actors Center in New York and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater.  She is a proud West Philadelphian.

Paige Zubel

Artistic Associate

Paige Zubel is a Philadelphia-based playwright and dramaturg. Her plays include A String Between Man and the World (What If? Productions Finalist, upcoming workshop premier at Kansas City Fringe Festival), Made of Glass (Trustus Theatre Company Playwrights Festival Semi-Finalist), The Pull of the Moon (Letter of Marquee Theatre, Midtown International Theatre Festival), In Full Bloom (Nylon Fusion Theatre Company, Horizon Theatre), and Gel Us (Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Garfield Center for the Arts). Her plays and prose have been published through One Act Play Depot, Every Day Fiction, and Hashtag Queer. During college, she co-founded Ignition Productions, a student-run company devoted to developing new works by local playwrights. Ignition Productions workshopped 18 new plays, all of which culminated in either public staged readings or full productions. She has also dramaturged multiple productions during InterAct Theatre Company’s 2016-2017 season as their Literary Intern, and will be a Season Apprentice next year. She received her BFA in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from the University of Houston. paigezubel.com

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Board of Directors

John Frisbee
President

Sheldon Rich
Treasurer 

Marla Burkholder
Nick Edelman
Cynthia White